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Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.

Linda Perry teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

19 Oct

Linda Perry has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Alicia Keys is truly a Superwomen. Was a good hang at my studio,” the American songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram.

The pair previously teamed up on “Superwoman,” “The Thing About Love,” “Sure Looks Good to Me” and “Pray for Forgiveness,” taken from the albums “As I Am” (2007) and “The Element of Freedom” (2009), respectively.

Perry’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Pink (“Get the Party Started”), Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”), Gwen Stefani (“What You Waiting For?”), Celine Dion (“My Love”), Adele (“Can’t Let Go”), Lea Michele (“Sentimental Memories”) and Miley Cyrus (“Hands of Love”).

Keys’ last studio collection under Sony Music / RCA Records, 2016’s “Here,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

For her next project, Keys has reportedly teamed up with fellow musicians including DaHeala, Foy Vance, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Arrow Benjamin, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, and Asia Whiteacre.

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

H.E.R. hits the studio with Nija Charles, Andre Harris, Ali P

10 Oct

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, professionally known as H.E.R., has recorded new music with Nija Charles, Andre Harris, and Ali P.

While Ali P is responsible for co-writing and co-producing “Shining Star” on Bebe Rexha’s debut album “Expectations,” Nija Charles songwriting works include The Carters’ “LoveHappy,” Jason Derulo’s “Colors,” Cardi B’s “Ring,” Lyrica Anderson’s “Don’t Take It Personal” and Chris Brown’s “Pull Up.”

Andre Harris’ songwriting and production credits, on the other hand, include Michael Jackson’s “Butterflies,” Estelle’s “Lights Out,” Usher’s “Caught Up,” LeToya Luckett’s “Grey,” Yuna’s “Fading Flower,” Robin Thicke’s “2 Luv Birds,” and Melanie Fiona’s “Bite the Bullet.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, H.E.R. is currently working on her next project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The artist’s latest collection, “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude,” is now available via iTunes and all digital streaming outlets.

Stream “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” below.

Olly Murs confirms details for new album “You Know I Know”

4 Oct

Olly Murs has confirmed the details for his new album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his sixth studio collection “You Know I Know” and will release it on November 9 via Syco Music / RCA Records.

Current promotional single “Moves” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Ammar Malik and Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “24 Hrs,” Murs has also worked with Steve Robson, Wayne Hector, Claude Kelly, TMS, Iain James, Caroline Ailin, Digital Farm Animals, Grace Barker, James Newman, Kamille, and Ed Drewett.

See the tracklisting for “You Know I Know” below.

(1) Moves / (2) Go Hard / (3) Love Me Again / (4) Excuses / (5) You Know I Know / (6) Feel the Same / (7) Somebody New / (8) Mark on My Heart / (9) Take Your Love / (10) Maria / (11) Talking to Yourself / (12) Younger / (13) Love You Better / (14) Footsteps

Usher enlists Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for new collaboration

4 Oct

Usher has enlisted Harmony “H-Money” Samuels for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter is known for helming Janet Jackson’s “Made for Now,” Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know,” Ciara’s “I Bet,” Ariana Grande’s “The Way,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of No Love,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “Think Like a Man.”

Samuels’ resume boasts additional works with Ella Mai (“Cheapshot”), Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”), Janelle Monae (“Without a Fight”), Mary J. Blige (“Irreversible”), Sevyn Streeter (“I Like It”), Fantasia Barrino (“Lose to Win”), Brandy (“Without You”) and Kelly Rowland (“Put Your Name On It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Usher is currently recording his upcoming ninth studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” yields further contributions from Jermaine Dupri, Sean Garrett, Bryan Michael Cox, Rico Love, Sebastian Kole, Danja, Bongo ByTheWay, Verse Simmonds, Akil King, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Harmony Samuels’ works!

Normani taps Ester Dean for new collaboration

15 Sep

Normani has tapped Ester Dean for new a collaboration.

Dean’s extensive songwriting resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Say My Name”), Katy Perry (“Peacock”), Britney Spears (“Selfish”), Christina Aguilera (“Not Myself Tonight”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Right There”), Beyonce (“Start Over”), Keri Hilson (“Lose Control”) and Nicki Minaj (“By My Side”).

Her debut EP “Miss Ester Dean” – featuring productions from Polow Da Don (“That Girl”), DJ Mustard (“New Shit”), Kane Beatz (“Any Other Way”), Cook Classics (“Fuck It”) and The Featherstones (“Jealous”) – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Other songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Tayla Parx, Jimmy Napes, Raye, Justin Tranter, Kito, Victoria Monet, Michah Powell, Starrah, Jude Demorest, Caroline Ailin, August Rigo, and Jozzy.

Stream “Miss Ester Dean” below.

Jazmine Sullivan hits the studio with Justin Timberlake

14 Sep

Jazmine Sullivan has teamed up with label mate Justin Timberlake for a new collaboration.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for an upcoming Timberlake project or Sullivan’s next studio collection.

As a songwriter, Timberlake has penned songs for Keri Hilson (“Slow Dance”), Ciara (“Love Sex Magic”), Beyonce (“Blow”), Rihanna (“Rehab”), Madonna (“Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You”), Britney Spears (“What It’s Like to Be Me”), Leona Lewis (“Don’t Let Me Down”) and Esmee Denters (“Love Dealer”).

Timberlake’s latest album “Man of the Woods” – featuring singles “Filthy,” “Supplies” and “Say Something” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Sullivan is expected her fourth album – featuring contributions from James “Malay” Ho – later this year via Sony Music / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Reality Show,” which peaked to number twelve on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Dumb,” “Forever Don’t Last” and “Let it Burn.”

On the songwriting front, Sullivan is responsible for co-writing Mary J. Blige’s “Thick of It,” Christina Milian’s “Say I,” Tamia’s “Still Love You,” Monica’s “Everything to Me,” Faith Evans’ “He Is,” Candice Glover’s “Cried,” Jessica Sanchez’s “Drive By,” and Jennifer Hudson’s “I’m His Only Woman.”

Watch the music video for “Bust Your Windows” below.